Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Snowdrop

The winter weather fluctuates,
and the snow recedes
to unveil what's underneath.

Withered leaves,
frost-heaved plants....


and the first breath of spring.

A brief moment
of joyful promise
sure to lie in quiet sleep
under the blanket of tomorrow's snow.

25 comments:

  1. Nice! There is hope. Thanks for sharing, as all my plants are covered with six inches of snow--the most we've had all winter. I love Snowdrops!

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    1. Here it keeps snowing and then melting. I do worry about the plants, as the snow cover helps when temperatures are freezing. But it is nice to see some snowdrops up!

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  2. Beautiful words for my favourite flower. How I love snowdrops!

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    1. It is so nice to see something up this time of year!

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  3. Ah, cold as your Winters may be, your first Snowdrop is blooming before ours.

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    1. That is surprising! This patch of snowdrops is right next to the house, though, which definitely helps them bloom so early.

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  4. Snowdrop!
    Herald of spring. A beautiful little flower.
    Greetings.
    Lucja

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    1. Thanks, Lucja! Snowdrops like these definitely helps us wait until true spring gets here.

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  5. Wow, so soon. I'm two hours west of you and I might be lucky to see my first in 6 weeks! But then, the hills have much more snow. :)

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    1. You guys always do have much more snow than us! These snowdrops are a rarity in the garden, though, as I cheated by putting them right next to the southern foundation of my house. They are much warmer than the rest of my garden, which is still frozen solid.

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  6. What hopeful words. I'm banking on an early spring... although you wouldn't guess it looking out the window!

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    1. Here the temperatures keep teasing us by alternating back and forth. It keeps snowing and then melting then snowing again. An early spring would sure be nice!

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  7. Nice! Sadly we are getting walloped right now with what could be 20" of snow by tomorrow.

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    1. Woah, that's a good snowstorm! Here it snowed to cover the snowdrops but then melted again. Winter is such a tease this year here. Stay warm!

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  8. I have some Cape Snow from December ;~)

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    1. What unusual flowers! A pretty flower for December 'snow'. I am wishing you rain there in South Africa!

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  9. They are such sweet flowers. I will check to see if mine are budded this year.

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    1. So nice to have something that will bloom so early!

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  10. How sweet! I always am excited to see the first snowdrops; mine are usually buried under a pile of leaves, so when they bloom it's always a surprise to me, as if they popped up overnight.

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    1. That's quite fun! I'm amazed at how they do come up despite freezing temperatures.

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  11. Hi India, I love your poem, peaceful, hopeful and promising.

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    1. I meant to type Indie, not India.

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    2. Thank you! No problem, I would be surprised if my name didn't autocorrect to India!

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  12. A snowdrop and a lovely poem on a cold winter day are enough to cheer me up. Almost spring!

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    1. We've been having spells of spring-like weather, which get me in such a mood to get outside and in the garden! It's almost here!

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